Appeals Court Rules Walmart Not Liable in Negligent Hiring Case for Sexual Assault by Off-Duty Employee Out of Workplace

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In September 2018, a California appeals court ruled a Walmart employee who was sexually assaulted by a co-worker while off-duty and out of the workplace could not proceed with her negligent hiring and retention claims against the company, according to an update from the Society for Human …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Speak about Background Checks in California to Santa Clara County EAC

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak at a Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council (EAC) event about “Background Checks in California: State Specific Rules and More” on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 8:00 …

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Uber Agrees to Pay $148 Million Settlement to Resolve Allegations from 2016 Data Breach Cover Up

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 26, 2018, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced that Uber Technologies, Inc. agreed to a $148 million nationwide settlement to resolve allegations that the transportation network company (TNC) violated state data breach reporting and reasonable data security laws …

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Amendment to San Francisco Ban the Box Law Called Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect October 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In April 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an amendment to a Ban the Box law called the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) that restricts the ability of employers to ask about the criminal records of applicants and employees to align the FCO with California Assembly …

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Supreme Court of California Affirms Employers Can Comply with Overlapping ICRAA and CCRAA During Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Supreme Court of California has reviewed a case to resolve a conflict in the Courts of Appeal over whether the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) is unconstitutionally vague as applied to employment background checks because it overlaps with the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA). …

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DHS Issues Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Northern California Wildfires

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – whose mission is to secure the nation from any threats and keep America safe – has issued a statement regarding safety and enforcement operations while devasting wildfires burn in northern California, including one record-breaking fire that is nine times the …

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California Will Dramatically Change Management of State Sex Offender Registry System in 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 384 (SB 384) – also known as the “Sex Offender Registration Act” – which will dramatically change how the state manages the California Sex Offender Registry when the law eventually takes effect on January 1, 2021.

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California Clarifies Law Prohibiting Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 18, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation, Assembly Bill 2282 (AB 2282), to clarify the state’s existing law – AB 168, which was signed into law in October 2017 – that prohibits inquiries by employers into the salary history information of job …

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Governor Brown Signs California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 into Law in Response to Recent Data Breaches

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 28, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a comprehensive internet privacy and data breach protection bill called the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (Assembly Bill 375), according to a press release on the website of Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), one of the authors …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) National Account Executive Pri Murphy to Present Session at 2018 San Francisco HR Star Conference

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Pri Murphy, a National Account Executive for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session entitled “Background Screening Trends for California Employers” at the 2018 San Francisco HR Star Conference taking place on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM, at the South San …

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